[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#857261: chromium-widevine: widevine extension no longer works

Felix Geyer fgeyer at debian.org
Tue Apr 11 16:37:37 UTC 2017

Control: severity -1 normal


On Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:09:36 +0100 Enrico Rossi <e.rossi at tecnobrain.com> wrote:
> Package: chromium-widevine
> Version: 56.0.2924.76-5
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable
> Dear Maintainer,
> With the upgrade to v.56.0 this extension no longer works.
> Trying to force the load of the extensions to chromium doesn't work
> either.
> No matter how I try to enable the extension, I got "Failed to load
> extension from: . Manifest file is missing or unreadable."

Are you sure your bug report is about widevine?
widevine isn't an extension but a plugin.
You can check if it's loaded by typing "navigator.plugins" into the inspector console.

FWIW widevine with chromium 57.0.2987.133-1 is working fine for me.

Note: This package only provides the adapter.
You still need to put the widevine drm module from chrome into /usr/lib/chromium/libwidevinecdm.so


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